Author Archives: garywhite10

The Importance of Perserverance

Here at  Washington Youth Soccer, we work every day to create the most qualified coaches in the nation. In 2011, we certified 1,000 plus coaches through our Coaching Education program. In Coaching Education there are various levels of licensing that … Continue reading

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Are Great Soccer Players Born? Part 3

In this three-part series started on Thursday, Oct. 27th in the post “Are Great Soccer Players Born,” we have been discussing the idea that great players are not, in fact, “born that way,” but come from a combination of elements … Continue reading

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Are Great Soccer Players Born? Part 2

In my last post, we examined the question “are great soccer players just born that way?” As established in that post, I believe that greatness comes from a combination of 5 key elements within each individual player.   As Daniel Coyle … Continue reading

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Are Great Soccer Players Born?

Are great soccer players just born that way? People commonly ask me the secret behind becoming a great soccer player. Many even ask if players are “just born that way”. After reading Daniel Coyle’s “The Talent Code”, I found many … Continue reading

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Welcome to Growing the Game

Welcome to Growing the Game, our new Technical Department blog at Washington Youth Soccer. Through WA Youth Soccer, we have a unique opportunity – our mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of the State … Continue reading

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